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Rosa

Rosa

Écrit par Nikki Giovanni

Raconté par Nikki Giovanni


Rosa

Écrit par Nikki Giovanni

Raconté par Nikki Giovanni

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4.5/5 (46 évaluations)
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12 minutes
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Jan 1, 2007
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9780545521314
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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history.
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À propos de l'auteur

Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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  • (5/5)
    "Rosa" is a biography about the story of Rosa Parks and how she sat to stand up for African American civil rights. This may be a heavier topic for the younger students to read about, but this can be connected used for the social studies lesson as well. This book describes well Rosa Parks was an important activist in the history, and the main points she made when she said "no" to the bus driver who made her stand up because she was an African American woman. The illustrations in the book are beautiful, dramatic and compliment the story well.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book to get a look into what Rosa Parks thought when she decided not to get up from her seat. She was tired of being treated the way she does because of the color of her skin. She wanted to stand up for not only herself but for people of color. This book also talks about what came after and the civil rights movement.
  • (3/5)
    We all know the story: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus just because she was black and the other person white. This act of civil disobedience sparked a citywide bus boycott and eventually led to a Supreme Court case banning yet another form of segregation.Except we don't all know the story. For children still learning about the world and its history, it's important that they learn about the civil rights movement and understand the (ongoing) history of racism in the United States. So this book aims to show a little slice of that, beginning with Rosa staying put on her seat, moving right along to the Women's Political Council who start the boycott and then to Martin Luther King's speeches and nonviolent marches, and ending with the Supreme Court case. While at first it seemed like this book was just plunging right into the story without giving young readers some backdrop, it does then do a good job of setting Rosa's actions in historical context.Except that it sort of doesn't. My big grip with the book is that it misrepresents the motivations for Parks's action. The book portrays Parks as a woman concerned only with personal family and work affairs, who is daydreaming on the bus about preparing her husband's dinner that night (yeah, not kidding, that's an actual line in this book. try not to eye roll.) when she suddenly out of the blue decides she's tired of giving up her seat to other people just because of the color of her skin. The historical Rosa Parks was a very active member of the NAACP and very much had the intention of refusing to give up her seat so that a court case could come out of her arrest; it was not a spur-of-the-moment action of one fed-up woman, it was the planned move on the part of those groups fighting for civil rights. If the aim of a book is to teach children something about a historical figure, it should not give a misleading report of that person's background and choices.Still, overall, this book does a decent job of talking about the civil rights movement succinctly while showing the toll that segregation took on personal lives. I think this book is useful for classroom or home discussions if teachers and parents are there to explain more about the historical events mentioned in the book and are willing to open up a discussion on racism today and things we can do to brighten the future, just like Rosa Parks did, albeit probably in much smaller ways!
  • (4/5)
    This is a book about the civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the work that she did during that movement. This story discussed how Rosa didn't give up her seat on the bus and discussed the different laws that were changed during the course of her activism. This was a good book to illustrate this moment in history in a tangible way. This was done through the precise language used to describe the events of the book. As well as the texture in the illustrations made by watercolor and collage.
  • (5/5)
    The art is so intriguing and the book really goes past just the arrest of Rosa Parks, but the people who rose awareness of her plight and the events that happened because of the stand that she made. This is the perfect book to read during black history month to teach students how very different the US was just 50 years ago.
  • (4/5)
    This illustrated book focuses primarily on the brave Rosa Parks, a black woman who fought to sit in a whites only section of a public bus. Not only does this book tell the story of Rosa, but it also illustrates the fact that Rosa was compelled to action not only because all the nasty events that she had to face every day, but by the beating of young adult Emmett Till, a black man who was beaten beyond recognition by two white men who got away with murder.The illustrations are lovely and contain images of Rosa, as well as a collage of what was happening during the time of Civil Rights.
  • (4/5)
    Wonderful picture book biography. It has a strong, encouraging message, accurate details, and vocabulary that children can easily understand.
  • (5/5)
    I think this is a great book to read during black history month to show students the contributions of not only what Rosa Parks did, but many other individuals in history who have really help impacted the world we live in. This book not only teaches student valuable lessons, but it also displays amazing artwork! I think this is best suited for older readers, but job well done!
  • (5/5)
    This book had beautiful artwork, which enhanced the story. It was historical fiction, and followed the story of Rosa Park's stand against racism. I enjoyed that the author built up the scene first, and then let the action against Rosa play out. This developed her relatedness to the reader.
  • (3/5)
    This picture book biography takes you into the daily life of an African American woman. Rosa Parks is sent on a mission in order to attempt the change the rights that African American woman have in Montgomery, Alabama. During the civil rights era, Rosa parks was one of the most influential women. Her dedication to changing the way things were was crucial to the understanding of this picture book. I would read this book to a group of fourth graders because I feel as though they would understand somewhat the hardships during the civil rights era.
  • (5/5)
    This book did an amazing job of simplifying such an extravagant figure in America's History. The big idea of the book is to show readers how anyone can conquer a hard situation if they keep their mind on the goal they have placed. The pictures in this book did a great job of capturing each monumental moment in Rosa Park's life. Even the cover of the book, a police officer staring down Rosa, sets an overall tone for the story. It gave me a feeling of anxiety, which I am sure that Rosa felt during her monumental movement of not moving. There is always a sense of care and pride in Rosa's eyes that is also reciprocated in the text. The biography tells how she is trying to overcome segregation problems and racism in her town. Another example of how this story is very compelling is how the story, although it is a biography flows smoothly. Sometimes biographies, in my opinion do not flow and just seem to be a timeline of events of what that person accomplished. This book, however, was a story that captured feelings and how each major event affected Rosa Parks. This is a great idea for a biography because it adds depth and emotional feeling to such a well-known person.
  • (5/5)
    "Rosa", written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier, tells the amazing story of Rosa Parks and the day that will go down in history when she chose to stand up against inequality by not giving up her seat in the neutral section on the bus. Giovanni's writing style is very elegant and old-fashioned, which I believe was intended to represent Rosa Parks and the time that this event took place. The writing is also very simple and to the point; it follows along smoothly just as Rosa's day was before the situation took place on the bus. The illustrations were my favorite part of this book; they filled almost the entire page except for a third of it where the writing was. Collier's illustrations look like he pulled pictures of real people out of magazines, altered them to look like drawings, and pieced them together very carefully. There is two pages towards the end of the book that opens up to four pages to show the people marching towards Washington, D.C.. This was a very powerful illustration in the book. I believe that the overall message readers are supposed to take away from this book is that if people gather together to fight inequality peacefully and are determined, then they will be able to make a change.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed this book because it was clearly written. I found out things Rosa Parks did that I was really unaware of. Great book to use during a history lesson in class.
  • (5/5)
    Rosa by Nikki Giovanni is a partial biography about the story of Rosa Park's refusal to give her seat on the bus to a white man. Rosa was tired. She was physically tired from work and taking care of her sick mother. She was mentally tired of "colored" entrances, "colored" balconies, "colored" drinking fountains, and "colored" taxis. Rosa decided to stand up for what she believed was right and said "no". She was then arrested. Women's Political Council held a private meeting where they made posters hand all over the city to boycott the bus. A revolution began. Martin Luther King Jr. was their leader for hope and prosperity. It all started with one women taking a stand for what she believed in.This would be a good book to use in a 2nd-5th grade classroom when learning about biographies. This book could also be used in a text set about racism and segregation. Students could find more books about Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. to learn more about the civil rights movement.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed reading this book. My favorite part was the enhancement of the illustrations. They were created by small pieces of cut out paper orchestrated to create the images. This made them look 3D. The images on the endsheets are also very power as they are a picture of Rosa on the bus and at the end a picture of the flyers labeled "Support Rosa Parks." The black/white illustrations of the endsheets at to the mood of the time period. My other favorite part of this book was the message. It explains the day that Rosa Parks said "no" on the bus and ties it together at the end by stating, "the integrity, the dignity, the quiet strength of Rosa Parks turned her no into a YES for change." I love how this sets the message of standing up for what is right in order to make a difference in the world.
  • (5/5)
    Books about Rosa Parks abound, but this one stands out among the rest. In the post- Civil Rights era, Rosa Parks has become symbol of the movement, sometimes to the exclusion of her humanity. Giovanni’s lyrical prose succeeds in making Rosa Parks a real person to readers, with a sick mother, and a husband to make dinner for. The book also connects Rosa Parks to the larger events surrounding her decision to remain in her seat; readers see the link between not only her decision and the bus boycott that followed, but also Brown vs. Board of Education and the lynching of Emmett Till. Collier’s illustrations are somewhere between collage and stained glass, and a halo-like light surrounds the heads of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. at critical junctures in the story. Rosa would of course be welcome during Black History Month, but it would be a shame to confine a book of such caliber and importance to one month of the year. The only thing missing is an afterward giving information about Rosa Parks’ life after the bus boycott, and sources for further information. Readers will want to learn more after reading this book, and it would have been nice if Rosa gave easy access to resources to do so. Other than that, I recommend this book highly.
  • (2/5)
    2.5 stars. A very simplified account of Rosa Parks' famous refusal to move her seat. Disappointed that it wasn't a full biography. The collage-style illustrations were neat, but just a little off for me.
  • (4/5)
    Rosa is an award-winning biography of civil rights hero Rosa Parks for children. It made the Caldecott Honor List in 2006 and also received the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration. The book focuses on one day in Rosa Parks' life – the day she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery public bus to a white man.Even though I have long been familiar with Rosa Parks and her famous bus ride, I learned some new things from this book. I didn't know that Mrs. Parks worked as a seamstress. I also didn't know that the part of the bus where Mrs. Parks was seated was a neutral section where either blacks or whites could sit.The story is necessarily short since it's told in a picture book format. However, there seem to be little details missing from the story that readers seem to be expected to know later in the book. The illustrations are so full of symbolism that children will discover new meaning with each re-reading as they become more familiar with the story. For example, the illustration on the first page shows Rosa's husband reading a newspaper with the word King clearly legible in a headline. Martin Luther King, Jr., isn't introduced until near the end of the book. While the book could be used as a read-aloud, the level of detail in the illustrations makes it better suited for individual reading or one-on-one adult/child reading.
  • (4/5)
    Rosa by Nikki Gioanni has some beautiful pictures. The illustration on the front cover shows a policeman looking down on Rosa, and only the top part of Rosa's face is showing. The picture shows how the whites looked down on the blacks and I feel that Rosa's picture was supposed to show that blacks were not considered whole, but less than half of a person.. The inside front and back covers are creatively done in black and white, pictures. Rosa's story isn't as strongly stated as I would have liked, however, as a teacher I could use it to compare and contrast a 4th or 5th grade lesson. Also, this book does not have a Table of Contents, Glossary, Index or Extra Informational sites,. I would not consider this book to be a good book to use for a lot of imformation,.
  • (5/5)
    “Rosa” was a very moving book, which I enjoyed reading. Rosa Park’s story has always been an inspiration because I have always been a strong believer in nonviolent actions that change the world. Rosa Park’s extraordinary action teaches children to stand up for what they believe is wrong, but to do so in a nonviolent way that shows others ones good conduct. This book is good for fifth graders and above because it teaches them to always act in positive ways.
  • (4/5)
    This Coretta Scott King Award winning book tells the story of Rosa Parks and her contributions to the fight for civil rights. The story also includes those who helped her.
  • (4/5)
    This book tells the story of Rosa Parks and her journey to bring equality to the black race. The story begins by describing the few days leading up to Rosa's arrest and how it sparked a fire in the black community of Montgomery, Alabama, to fight for equality. After Rosa's arrest, her friends organized a bus boycott and Martin Luther King Jr. led a walk that eventually led to the Supreme Court ruling that buses could not be segregated.Genre: BiographyCritique: This book is a good example of biography because it presented to factual story of Rosa Parks, a highly known name of the Civil Rights Era, and presented it in engaging way.Media: collage
  • (4/5)
    Award-winning writer Nikki Giovanni chronicles the events occuring on the day of Rosa Park's arrest on December 1, 1955. The book, that is beautifully illustrated with paper cut-outs by Bryan Collier, reveals a story most readers are not familiar with: what the daily life of Rosa Parks was like leading up to her history-making decision to stay seated on an Alabama bus in 1955. The details used to tell the story, like mentioning an evening trip to the Piggly-Wiggly and secret meetings to show support with Mrs. Parks, paint vivid pictures mental pictures. A great biography selection for the 3rd-5th grade age group.
  • (5/5)
    Rosa is the story of Rosa Parks. The author tells Rosa's story and how she stood her ground in not giving up her seat on a Montgomery city bus. Rosa Parks was a very good seamstress and hard worker. She worked each day and rode city buses to and from her job. One day in December, the work was completed early and her supervisor suggested Rosa go on home. Rosa decided to do so and left work thinking of the dinner she was going to cook to surprise her husband. The Montgomery city buses were segregated, and Rosa paid her dime and sat in the 'neutral' section that was reserved for either colored or white people. The bus became crowded and Rosa was ordered to give up her seat. The book describes how Rosa was tired, not tired from working, but tired from segregation. Rosa had been attending community meetings and learning about civil rights. She took a stand and refused to give up her seat. Rosa's actions came at a time when growing support and organization was taking place in the civil rights movement. Her willingness to hold her seat and not give in provided motivation and a fresh call to action. Dr. J. Robinson, a professor at Alabama State, was the new president of the Women's Political Council and a friend of Rosa's. Dr. Robinson organized a flyer campaign to organize people to stay off the buses in support of Rosa's actions. Reverend Martin Luther King helped to organize and inspire people to carry on the bus boycott. The nonviolent protest and boycott continued to almost a year until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses was illegal. The illustrations provide a realistic view of the historical events that took place during this time.
  • (5/5)
    Rosa is a fictional picture book. Even though it depicts real events it is still listed as a fictional book. It was written by Nikki Giovanni and was illustrated by Bryan Collier. This book takes place in the town of Montgomery, Alabama in the mid 1950s during times of segregation, when things were supposed to be “separate, but equal”. The book starts out telling a little bit about Rosa Parks such as some information about her family members and where she works. It is a very short story about how she got on a bus one day and ended up changing the world. I liked this book because it was based on history, but it presented it in an interesting way. I think for an event such as this that the pictures are very useful in telling the story. The issues discussed in the book are mainly about racism and segregation. Even though laws had been passed saying that everyone was equal, not everyone saw it that way. Segregation divides a nation…until someone decides that it’s time to change things. I would definitely use this book in my classroom. It is an effective way to teach a historical event and make it stick in the mind of the student. The students will notice the pictures first, then, since the book is written in story form rather than factual form, enjoy the reading as well. As previously mentioned, I really enjoyed this book for more reasons that one. It is an interesting read and presents the history in a form that is easy to comprehend. Segregation is wrong, and separate is not equal. Rosa Parks had the audacity to stand up for what she believed in and knew was right…do you?
  • (4/5)
    Nikki Giovanni’s Rosa is a moving partial autobiography of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a bus. She deals with historical realities of discrimination in the story line. Many of the events of this time period have been purposefully left out so someone will need to fill in the gaps. Giovanni brings Mrs. Parks to life by imaging Mrs. Parks' thoughts and words while she rode the bus on December 1, 1955. The author shows us that Rosa was not scared, and she had decided that she was done with giving in to wrongdoings. The author does this by letting us know that Mrs. Parks was in the proper section of the bus and she had the right to be there. After Mrs. Parks’ arrest, we are shown the 25 members of the Women's Political Council meeting secretly to stage the bus boycott. Bryan Collier is the illustrator of this wonderful work of art. He captures the words in great detail using watercolor and collage art. The picture of Martin Luther King, Jr., talking to a crowd telling them to walk rather than ride the buses and the foldout page of the Montgomery people walking for nearly a year before the Supreme Court finally ruled that segregation on buses was illegal is a very moving depiction of what was happing at the time. This book is intended for children age 5 and up. I would recommend this book for a read aloud to younger students just learning about the Montgomery Bus boycott. I don’t think will this would be a great book for research purposes because it does not give a lot of the beginning details of the story.
  • (5/5)
    The illustration in this book is wonderful! I love the lines and the yellow hue throughout the book (said to represent the heat in the south) is interesting. This would be a great book to read to anyone of any age, to introduce the story of Rosa Parks, who she was, and what she did.
  • (4/5)
    Giovanni, N., & Collier, B. (2005). Rosa. New York: Henry Holt.Grades 3 through 5Rosa Parks is a talented seamstress whose quiet demeanor and attention to detail made of her the best seamstress in the alterations department at a Montgomery shop. On that Thursday, December 1, 1955, with work ahead of schedule, Rosa’s supervisor sends her home to care for her sick mother. Rosa looks forward to a night of meatloaf, her husband’s favorite, when she pays for her fair and then gets off to enter the bus from the back door as all colored people must. With the colored section crowded, she takes seat in the neutral section, but when she is asked to leave to make room for a white man, she refuses. With quiet strength ad resolution, she remains seated until the policemen arrive and arrests her. Her action helps give strength to the Civil Rights movement and leads to the Supreme Court victory that determines segregation to be illegal. In Rosa, Nikki Giovanni creates an idealized version of Rosa Parks as a springboard to the larger discussion and segregation and the Civil Rights movement. Parks is portrayed as a caring daughter and wife and a hard worker whose main desire on that Thursday evening is to get home and make her husband some meatloaf—a picture that helps make the humiliation she endures in the bus even more vile. Her arrest prompts the bus boycott in Montgomery and almost a year later, the Supreme Court decision that marks the legal end of segregation in the US. The reader loses sight of Parks, and what happens with her after her arrest is never discussed. The book introduces children to difficult topics such as the Civil Rights, segregation, and racism in a very thoughtful way. Young readers will surely have questions about this historical period and how it still affects the US today. As a biography, Giovanni uses factual evidence to create a version of Parks that is more ideal than real. She treats her subject with dignity and infuses her with the spirit of the struggle of millions of Americans, but nothing of Parks’ life before or after that Thursday is mentioned. Dialogue is used minimally, but it helps highlight the action. Even though readers will not learn much more than what they already know about Parks, this picture book is an essential title in classrooms and school libraries as it brings to light a difficult moment in American History. The double-page illustrations combine watercolor and collage to bring together realistic and surreal elements—for example, the image of Dr. King speaking to an ocean of hands, people, and graphic elements. Rosa is the Winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Caldecott Honor Book.
  • (5/5)
    Nikki Giovanni is well-known for her lovely Black poetry.
  • (5/5)
    A beautiful book with detailed text and gorgeous illustrations about Rosa Parks' life and the series of events that led up to and followed her bus protest. While Parks' protest has been told so many times it's almost become cliche, this book avoids being another humdrum text by presenting a familiar tale in a new way. This is one of my students' favorite historical books to read.